Gautam Raghavan of the White House will be a panelist on a discussion of LGBTQ Equality hosted by Atlanta Pride on Sunday.

White House rep to attend Atlanta Pride LGBTQ Equality discussion on Sunday

Atlanta Pride is hosting a panel discussion Sunday morning at the W Hotel to discuss equality in the LGBT movement and among those sitting on the panel will be White House representative Gautam Raghavan.

Raghavan is President Obama’s associate director of Public Engagement and the White House liaison to the LGBT communities. He will be joined by Brad Clark of the Human Rights Campaign and Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham on the panel to discuss LGBTQ Equality in Georgia and across the country.

“All of us at Atlanta Pride are extremely excited to bring a conversation of this magnitude to our city, especially given the current possibility of discriminatory legislation in Georgia and a number of other states,” said Buck Cook, executive director of Atlanta Pride, in a statement.

“By getting the big picture from The White House and the Human Rights Campaign and then discussing the topic in terms of how LGBTQ equality can play out at the state level, this is a unique opportunity to examine this issue from many sides, both for the visiting Pride organizers and our local community,” he added.

The discussion will be facilitated by Cain Williamson, InterPride vice president and Atlanta Pride board member.

The public is invited to the breakfast panel. Tickets are $50 and include a hearty southern breakfast of scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, grits, chicken hash, breakfast parties, yogurt, fresh fruit and coffee as well as admission into the seminar. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by clicking here.

LGBTQ Equality discussion
Sunday, March 9
Breakfast buffet at 8:30 a.m.
Program at 9 a.m.
Great Room II, W Atlanta Midtown
188 14th St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30361